Hmmm..I guess I didn't realize that there were different doses. I don't know what mine is...I guess I better find that out. Anyways, in terms of it causing arthritis, I tried to find out if that is one of the potential side effects, and didn't really find anything that says it, except it does say to contact your doctor if you experience "red, purple, or scaly skin rash, hair loss, joint or muscle pain
, mouth sores;". So maybe? The thing about
Remicade that alarms me a bit, is how it lists the risk of infection. All the immuno suppressants I'm on list that risk, but the list on remicade always says "Serious and sometimes fatal
infections may occur during treatment with Remicade". Everywhere I read it lists the "fatal" part, where the other meds don't necessarily say "fatal". anyways, just seems weird to me...
40 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo).
Diagnosed with L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05.
Remicade infusions ~ Nov. 2007, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, prednisone taper 20mg daily, Nexium 40mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 45 units daily, Novolog 10 units with sliding scale at meals, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, and Calcium daily.